(Reuters) – Major League Baseball suspends all political contributions after a mob exhorted by President Donald Trump swept through the U.S. Capitol last week, it said on Wednesday. MLB made the statement as the House of Representatives moved toward a vote to make Trump the first president of the United States to be indicted twice. “In light of the unprecedented events this past week at the United States Capitol, MLB is suspending contributions from its Political Action Committee pending a review of our political contribution policy in the future,” the league said. it‘s a statement. Trump called on thousands of supporters to march on Capitol Hill last Wednesday when Congress convened to certify their defeat to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, sparking chaos as crowds stormed the building and forced the evacuation of both. cameras. Five people died in the incident. The Political Action Committee of the Office of Major League Baseball Commissioners donated $ 112,500 to federal candidates in 2019-20 according to the Center for Responsive Politics with $ 66,500 for Democrats and $ 46,000 for Republicans. MLB’s decision followed the lead of other companies that had suspended donations. Walmart (NYSE 🙂 Inc, the world’s largest retailer and entertainment company Walt Disney (NYSE 🙂 Co., suspended donations to politicians who refused to certify Biden’s victory. Mike Sommers, president of the American Petroleum Institute, said Wednesday that the unrest will also influence the organization’s decisions on donations. He did not mention which companies have suspended political contributions.
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